KARA Revamps Annual Meeting to Feature a One-Day Business Session and Golf Tournament

2022 KARA Annual Meeting

KARA Revamps Annual Meeting to Feature a One-Day Business Session and Golf Tournament

Modified to a one-day endeavor, the 2022 KARA annual meeting featured a short business session followed by a golf tournament at Kansas’ No. 1 ranked public course, Colbert Hills, in Manhattan on August 23.

Nearly 80 members enjoyed the temperate weather and pristine conditions on the course following a business session conducted by KARA chairman Dustin Kuntz and the association’s President and CEO Ron Seeber.

Posted by Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Kuntz and Seeber teamed up to review the association’s endeavors in 2021 and 2022 as well as an in-depth look at the organization’s financial status. The membership also cast a unanimous ballot comprised of the following individuals to serve on KARA’s board of directors.

Jami Loecker, Syngenta – Reelection

– Second term | Basic Manufacturer

Yance Farney, Koch Fertilizer – Reelection

– Second term | Basic Manufacturer

Dave Spears, MKC – Reelection

– Third term | Retailer

Roger Long, Rosen’s Inc. – New Nominee

– First term | Wholesale/Distributor

Tim Spector, Pride Ag Resources – New Nominee

– First term | Retailer

Ron Telecky, WinField United – New Nominee

– First term | Wholesale Distributor

In less than 24 hours, KARA’s members contributed nearly $1,500 to the association’s scholarship program by purchasing raffle tickets to attend a Kansas City Chiefs game in 2022. The Kansas Agricultural Education Foundation awards nearly $10,000 each year to deserving Kansas high school and college students who are pursuing fields of study related to our industry.

Following a 10:00 a.m., start on the golf course, Robert Cooksey, Jarrod Fink, Josh Freeman and Mark Wegner teamed up to claim the victory after shooting a 56 at the famed Colbert Hills Golf Course.